States should require that home improvement contractors be licensed, insured, and bonded.
States should require written home improvement contracts and specify required and prohibited contract provisions.
States should put in place criminal and civil penalties.
States should ensure consumers have adequate redress in the event of fraud.
Policymakers and the private sector should support the ability of people of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds to travel.
Travel should be safe, including during declared public health crises. During such times, travel providers should be required to put in place and publicize safety protocols.
Travel should include consumer protections, including transparent pricing and access to redress.
Congress should mandate the use of the Supplemental Poverty Meas
States and localities should carefully evaluate the effectiveness of the incentives they offer to attract or retain businesses.
When considering bond financing, state and local policymakers should:
These principles provide a framework for key components of low-income assistance, including income and nutrition assistance programs, access to social supports, and access to basic necessities.